Anthony Joshua: I will become 2-time world champion


By Charles Brun: Anthony Joshua is vowing to become a two-time heavyweight world champion ahead of his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr. Joshua (22-1, 21 KOs) says he thinks he can get it right the second time around against the American Ruiz Jr. (33-1, 22 KOs), and his promoter Eddie Hearn is 100 percent behind him with his decision. Is it stubbornness or is Joshua completely deluded in choosing to face Ruiz Jr. a second time?

On social media, Joshua is being torn apart by boxing fans for saying he’s going to be a two-time world champion.  The fans don’t believe, and many of them see him suffering the same fate against Ruiz.

Hearn says he wants the Joshua-Ruiz rematch in Cardiff, Wales instead of in New York, which has some boxing fans believing that we may see a quick stoppage or odd scoring in favor of Joshua.

Joshua committed to winning back his titles

“I think I can get it right, and that’s I’m taking the rematch and activating it immediately,” said Joshua about wanting to fight Ruiz Jr. a second time. “True failure is in quitting, I don’t think you should give up when you meet a blip in life. Ruiz. I feel like I can get it right. That’s why I wanna take this rematch. My ambition in boxing at the minute is to be two-time heavyweight champion of the world.”

Joshua was knocked down four times in the fight with Ruiz Jr. before the referee stopped the fight in round seven last June at Madison Square Garden in New York. There’s no question that the referee did the right thing in stopping the fight in the seventh. Joshua had been knocked down twice by Ruiz Jr. in that round, and he spat out his gum-shield.

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